GTA:SA suits settling, GTAIV trailer coming 3/29

Take-Two to resolve "Hot Coffee" San Andreas suit out of court; first glimpse of the series' next chapter in four weeks.

It was a mixed week for fans of the Grand Theft Auto series. It began with word that Take-Two Interactive, parent of GTA publisher Rockstar Games, is settling a consumer lawsuit brought against it in the wake of the "Hot Coffee" scandal. According to the Reuters news service, a New York City federal court judge stayed action on the suit after a Take-Two lawyer said both plaintiff and defendant "agreed to engage in settlement discussions with the hope of amicably resolving this matter."

In 2005, several Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas purchasers sued the publisher after sex minigames were discovered in the Mature-rated title. Among them was an octogenarian grandmother who bought the game, which was rerated AO for Adults Only before being edited, for her 14-year-old grandson.

Mark your calendars...

Within hours of addressing the GTA series' past, Take-Two looked to its future. This afternoon, Rockstar sent out an e-mail blast centering on a black, monolithic Roman numeral "IV." It announced that the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV will unspool in exactly four weeks on March 29. Since all GTA games from Grand Theft Auto III on have used the in-game engine for cinematics, it is likely that the trailer will contain the first glimpse of the game in action. GTAIV will use the RAGE (Rockstar Advanced Game Engine) previously seen in Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis.

Also today, the official GTA IV Web site launched, sporting a countdown clock that will end at 3 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. That is, if it accounts for the early implementation of daylight-saving time on March 11; if not, it will end at 2 p.m. PDT.

As announced at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Grand Theft Auto IV will be released domestically for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 16. Europe will get the game three days later. It will presumably have an M rating and $59.99 price point.

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fsxfanatics
fsxfanatics

San Andreas is one of my favourite PC game. Is GTA IV also available on PC or just on XBox and PS3? i hope that there is also a PC version!

djadds
djadds

this has to be the best GTA game ever

fablesdarkmage
fablesdarkmage

the graphics for that game trailor is amazing it's a definate buy for gta fans when it comes out

Tony_Caesar
Tony_Caesar

the trailer is up on the xbox live marketplace, so if you have a 360 you can watch it on your t.v. also, i dont think that guy is middle-eastern. he sounded more russian to me.

karan7
karan7

will there be snow in the game?

Oh_No_I_Lost
Oh_No_I_Lost

Yay now I only have to wait 5 1/2 months to buy it.

buck_choi
buck_choi

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aniksz
aniksz

NO need to download , go to xbox site and you can watch the video there.

Sparky2002
Sparky2002

my downloading at 11kb :( & i got broadband to :(

buck_choi
buck_choi

haha this is the sloooowweeesssst download ever.. 32mb... one and a half hours.. sheesh! this is what you get on broadband in new zealand

kaiperrat
kaiperrat

it flashes places like the empire state building and shows him walking on the brooklyn bridge

Sparky2002
Sparky2002

GUYS GAMESPOT ALREADY GOT TRAILER STOP WORRYING ABOUT ACTUAL GTA SITE ITS HERE TO THE RIGHT & UP Grand Theft Auto IV Official Trailer 1 You don't want to miss out on the highly anticipated first teaser trailer for Grand Theft Auto IV, the first game in the franchise in development for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Download Posted Mar 29, 2007

kaiperrat
kaiperrat

well it flashes about 20 different shots of an (obviously) but very realistic New York City...not Liberty City. Then this middle eastern man pops up, says some stuff, and up pops GTA IV...end

Sparky2002
Sparky2002

DOWNLOAD IT scroll up & look to the right Gamespots already got triler

arsy130
arsy130

i cant get the damn black page, it says there was an error.....crapp all this wating for nothing !

buck_choi
buck_choi

if anyones seen it can you PLEASE give us some hard facts? kaiperrat are you sure? i dont think even R* would do something as silly as terrorism

Sparky2002
Sparky2002

WOOT DOWNLAODING IT NOW 32mins :(

colt24
colt24

download it from gamespot its up and running

Oh_No_I_Lost
Oh_No_I_Lost

You guys look at this page it's under related videos.

fma314
fma314

They made another note saying the game takes place in liberty city guys!!!

Veneratedx
Veneratedx

it takes a while but theres a video panel with nothing on it

kaiperrat
kaiperrat

well i set my computers clock forward about 10 mins early and got to see it early...theres so many questions...btw it looks perfectly like nyc. is the main protagonist a terrorist? sure looks like it. and that would be a VERY risky move for r* to make right now.

Sparky2002
Sparky2002

Anyone pass the blank black screen yet drop us some info

astewardson
astewardson

the trailer is available from the related videos section on this page above and to the right :-D

Koude_Wolf
Koude_Wolf

Conspiracy Theory: They wanted a server crash so that they could make a PR coup with "Massive Interest causes servers to crash!"

colt24
colt24

WHATS ALL THIS CRAP ABOUT APRIL 29th???

fma314
fma314

Im going back to my GOW II. This isnt to much fun

Sparky2002
Sparky2002

Loading loading loading loading Come on already it is back up but ant doin didly :(

arsy130
arsy130

i cant even get to rockstar.com..... this sucks.... hopefully it gets back on soon

arsy130
arsy130

not cool they should have prepared for this type of things.. i guess they dont know they are such an important company after all....

Sparky2002
Sparky2002

Woot i got a black screen loading not crash woot still not moving thou :(

bobmcguire
bobmcguire

so that was was actually a site crashing count down, i see

fma314
fma314

On the GTA news site they said they have "Officially crashed." Man i think they did this on purpose so they can have more publicity on the trailer.

Sinars
Sinars

You'd think they would've prepared for this - its GTA 4 for Pete sake! They knew very well every guy and his dog in the world would be hitting refresh at the same time!

arsy130
arsy130

is it me or the website hasnt been working all day today ?

astewardson
astewardson

i've got a screen where you put your date of birth in to access the site...

moxyz1
moxyz1

same with me,wot a p*ss take

colt24
colt24

oh well.. I'm pretty sure we all saw it coming ha,

lovered0003
lovered0003

ive put in my date of birth to view the web site and now its just doing nothing, OH well patients I guess

bobmcguire
bobmcguire

DAAAAAAAAAAMMMNN YOOOOUUUUU GGTTTAAAA IV SIITTE

Stickyfgz
Stickyfgz

They can't handled the bandwidth lawl